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Using Currency Options To Increase Your Odds

| October 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last week I told you I’d cover additional strategies for hedging your portfolio.  While there’s a lot of ways we can protect your investments, this week I want to take you on a slightly different route… and focus on options. There’s no question, options allow you to trade with the odds in your favor.  And […]

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Don’t Make This Critical Investing Mistake!

| October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’m one of the lucky ones… I learned an important lesson early in my trading career.  It’s a lesson I’ve drawn upon frequently over the years. And it saved me tens of thousands of dollars. You see, I was making a big mistake every investor makes from time to time.  One that can be incredibly […]

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How You Can Protect Your Stock Market Gains

| October 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

The markets have been on fire over the last couple of weeks. Since the route ended last month, the Dow and S&P 500 have climbed over 9%. And the NASDAQ is up a massive 11%! But despite the market’s strong performance, it may not yet be out of the woods. If the EU fails to […]

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How The European Union Will Fall

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

As the EuroZone debt crisis drags on, the options for resolving it are getting thin.  We’ve seen virtually every economic expert weigh in with their opinion on how the EU can be saved… If we step back and look at all the news over the past year, adding up the parts of the puzzle… there’s […]

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An Epic Battle Is Brewing Over The Yuan

| October 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

For some time now, China’s been working to turn their currency, the Yuan, into a global reserve currency.  Their reasoning is fairly straightforward… they’d like to stop using the US Dollar for global transactions. China’s already taking steps to achieve their lofty goal.  The most important step they’ve taken is “un-pegging” the Yuan from the […]

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A US Dollar Rally Against All Odds…

| September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s no secret the USD is screaming higher.  In just over three weeks, we’ve seen the US Dollar Index climb from just around 74.00, to 78.50. And that’s after it has spent most of the year trading between 73.00 and 76.00. But you’ve got to be wondering… is this rally for real? I’m going to […]

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Make Your Profit In The Euro Selloff

| September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Right now the mainstream news media is focused on Europe.  The EuroZone is finally seeing what the markets think about the true value of their currency.  And for the very first time in months, the Euro is starting to collapse… Radical change is in the wind. The Euro has been primed for a selloff for […]

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Follow The Smart Money

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Market timing is something usually left to the pros.  And for better or worse, there are plenty of non-pros trying to time the markets these days.  While they may get lucky some of the time, a good percentage of these traders routinely guess wrong at the markets’ next direction… If you’re interested in timing the […]

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Avoid Buying A Value Trap

| August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Traders have a lot of funny sayings about stocks, almost all of them filled with contradictions… “What goes up, must come down” or “Don’t try to catch a falling knife” come to mind immediately. These highly generalized statements apply accurately to many different things.  They’re overly simplistic statements of common sense.  I mean really, who […]

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MINTS Emerging Market ETFs Outperform

| August 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Do you remember hearing about that new and exciting investment opportunity in the early 2000s?  The opportunity was in BRIC countries.  You know, Brazil, Russia, India, and China.  Those areas went on to make a fortune! Well, a decade later, we’re looking at another opportunity.  This time it’s called MINTS. MINTS is the new acronym […]

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